Although posed in the photographer's studio, it shows how young girls carried suitcases and bedding on behalf of visitors to the hillstation.
Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, owes its name to the combination of two Tibetan words namely 'Kanchen' and 'Dzonga' that refers to 'Five Treasures of the Great Snow'. Five summits adorn Kanchenjunga (Kinchunjunga). From
The photographer S. Singh seems to have specialized in real photographs carefully coloured by hand after printing. The anonymous owner of this card wrote on the back: "Sunrise on the sea of clouds as we watch it touch Mt.
Although taken in the firm's studio, with the woman posing upright, one can from this portrait and the wooden beam infer the literally backbreaking work hillstation workers endured.
S. Singh likely printed his own postcards from photographs given the hand-titling, often slightly different on each postcard.
This postcard is likely based on a portrait by Johnston & Hoffmann of 22 Chowringhee [also Chourangi] Road, Kolkata, one of the most storied photographic firms in British India.